Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Dalhousie University
Training Area: Animal Behavior|Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience|Cognition, Language, and Development
Research Interests: Neurobehavioral mechanisms of associative learning
Research Focus: Neuroscience
Dr. Delamater is Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College and participates on the Doctoral Faculty for the Graduate Center where he is also serving on the Working Group for the establishment of a Doctoral Program in Neuroscience within the Psychology program at the City University of New York. Dr. Delamater earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Dalhousie University and also was an NRSA post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to work at Brooklyn College in 1994. His area of research focuses on understanding the nature of associative learning processes in non-human animals and humans alike with special interests (1) in the representations that govern performance in Pavlovian and instrumental learning tasks, (2) extinction processes, (3) the neural mechanisms of representation and extinction processes in Pavlovian learning, and (4) computational and neural net models of simple associative learning. He currently has been serving as Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and serves as Consulting Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes and Learning & Behavior. In addition, he has served in various administrative capacities and is currently President for the Eastern Psychological Association. Dr. Delamater was made a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science as well as the Eastern Psychological Association in 2007. His research has been funded through National Institute of Mental Health and City University of New York research grants.